I didn’t know about this until 3 months ago when my GP, who’d been doing her homework, asked if I’d like to try a treatment called colestyramine to see whether I would benefit from it. Well, much to my amazement, I did and have now been able to return to an absolutely normal diet with no pain, diarrhoea, gas, bloating or nausea whatsoever. A 100% solution for my problems.
There’s a test (SeHCAT) that can be done for BAD but my GP decided not to make me wait and gave me a trial-by-treatment instead.
Only about 20% of gastroenterologists know about BAD and even fewer GPs, so it’s not surprising that 50% of patients get a misdiagnosis of IBS.
Do ask your healthcare professionals about BAD and colestyramine. If 50% of you with D could get a solution as I have, perhaps more patients would be offered the SeHCAT test or a trial-by-treatment of colestyramine before a wrong diagnosis is given.